When my mom started having issues with her arthritis, I recommended that she try medical cannabis.
Gin soaked raisins and other natural remedies weren’t working.
At first my mother was very hesitant to go the medical weed route. I found out that my mother thought she would need to smoke cannabis. She didn’t want to smoke flowers through a pipe or even vape cannabis oil. After researching a bit I found my mother could use a topical. That is a cream that is applied directly to the skin for immediate relief. It is like a more powerful icy hot. It smells better however. My mother loves the topic and the help it provides. She applies it in the morning and before bed. The tube is small and easy to carry as well. When she travels and spends the night at her children’s home, the tube can easily come with her. It doesn’t look like a cannabis product either. I know that was a big factor in my mother’s decision to take it. She didn’t want people to think she was smoking weed on the weekends and getting high. She doesn’t even get high. The area the cream is applied to will have a tingling and numbing sensation. No THC is actually getting in the body. There are topicals that can get into the bloodstream but those are patches that need to be left on all day. My mother is happy with what she has and the relief she has felt in her hands and joints when taking it.